AMERICAN FORK, Utah — Parkland USA, a subsidiary of Parkland Fuel Corp., has appointed Dave Jardine its CFO and Dan Dunstan its vice president of retail. Also, John Jardine will assume the role of vice president of lubricants and specialty products.
Dave Jardine has been interim CFO since last year and will assume the CFO role in August, following the retirement of Bruce Hest. Hest has been with SPF Energy and Parkland for a total of 35 years, including 19 years as its CFO. Parkland acquired SPF Energy, parent company to Farstad Oil and Superpumper, in 2015, and Hest has been in the CFO role for Parkland USA since then.
“A substantial element of our success lies with Bruce’s steady financial leadership over the past three decades. We will miss him in his well-deserved retirement and his legacy will live on in the business acumen of the many Parkland employees he has mentored over the years,” said Doug Haugh, president of Parkland USA.
Dave Jardine has spent most of his life in the petroleum industry, where he began his career at Rhinehart Oil in Utah. He was the third generation in the family business and has worked in operations, distribution, retail and finance.
After a stint at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dave and his brother John acquired Rhinehart Oil and grew the business through both organic growth and acquisition. They built Rhinehart Oil into a c-store retailer and a lubricant marketer with facilities in Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.
Parkland Fuel acquired Rinehart Oil in August 2018.
“As a former co-owner of a company we acquired, Dave is not only highly respected in our industry, he now leads at the highest levels for Parkland USA. He possesses the rare combination of industry experience, financial expertise and strategic leadership skills essential to growing Parkland USA into the future,” Haugh said.
Dunstan is a 20-year veteran of Parkland who has been general manager for the Northern Tier in Minot, N.D., for the past two years. Dan will now assume all leadership responsibilities nationally for Parkland USA retail. As vice president, this role will lead the strategy, direction, vision and operations for all 50 company-operated retail stores as well as the 220 branded retail dealers.
“Dan has worked in every role of our retail operations from directly running stores to leading merchandising and branding work across the network. We will benefit greatly from Dan providing this experienced leadership across our newly acquired stores as he has in the northern Rockies and Dakotas for several years,” Haugh said.
Also, John Jardine, general manager of the Rockies in Denver, will assume national leadership responsibilities for Parkland USA’s lubricants and specialty products business. Parkland USA distributes and sells more than 25 million gallons of lubricants, DEF and specialty chemicals annually.
“John is providing the supply chain, sales, brand management and customer service enthusiasm we need to continue growing this line of business across our enterprise,” Haugh said.
Parkland is an independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products and a convenience-store operator. Parkland services customers in 25 countries through three channels: retail, commercial and wholesale. It operates in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. Parkland Fuel is No. 159 in CSP’s2019 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by number of U.S. retail locations.